Vaccines: How Effective Are They?

  • Adamadia Deforest

Abstract

In the United States, vaccines for human use are licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, and recommendations for their use are formulated and revised on a regular basis by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control, and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Over the past twenty five years, immunization programs have markedly reduced the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases in children, as evidenced by drastic declines in the rates of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps and rubella infections.

Keywords

Hepatitis Pneumonia Influenza Tuberculosis Hunt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adamadia Deforest
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsTemple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

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